PARIS and STOCKHOLM , May 10, 2016 (Press Release) -Poor filling and handling practices as well as the use of inferior material and construction principles adversely affect the cleanliness of paper sacks along the supply chain. The first Industry Guidelines for dust-free paper sacks – presently published online by the European Sack Group, a collaboration between CEPI Eurokraft and EUROSAC – provide technical advice on how to achieve dust-free paper sacks. The document gives guidance and best practices for manufacturers of sacks for the building materials market and their clients.Read more
BRUSSELS, May 4, 2016 (Press Release) -For the eighth time, FEFCO (European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers) and CCB (Cepi ContainerBoard) updated the “European Database for Corrugated Board Life Cycle Studies”. The data represent the weighted averages of the inputs and outputs (gate-to-gate) from the participating production sites per ton corrugated board product for the year 2014.
With this work being done over 20 years now, the Corrugated Board Industry continues contributing to the need for transparent, high quality environmental data for LCA studies.Read more
BRUSSELS, March 21, 2016 (Press Release) -The Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union organised a field trip for Industry and Environment Council working group members to illustrate the Circular Economy, one of the Presidency’s top priorities. The Presidency chose the state-of the-art paper mill in Roermond, The Netherlands. The mill is operated by Smurfit Kappa and its raw material is 100% recycled paper, making it the perfect example of circularity.Read more
BRUSSELS, March 21, 2016 (Press Release) -"To build a sustainable, climate-resilient future for all, we must invest in our world's forests.”
– UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
The European forest owners, managers, forest industry and professionals, represented by key stakeholders of the European forest sector: CEPF, Copa-Cogeca, ELO, EUSTAFOR, CEI-Bois, CEPI, FECOF, UEF and USSE, welcome the declaration by the UN General Assembly of the International Day of Forests on 21 March which this year has the theme “Forests and Water”.Read more
Digitalization and “the internet of things” is changing our world rapidly. CEPI is collaborating with StepChange Consulting and SITRA to publish a study to assess the readiness of the pulp, paper and packaging industry on the topic of Industry 4.0. In addition to the results of an industry wide survey (we invite you to participate: go to survey) the study will contain case study examples from within and outside of the industry to showcase thought leadership and developments.Read more
BRUSSELS, June 23, 2015 (Press Release) -Today European Commissioner Bieńkowska presented to the European Parliament her views on a new industrial policy for Europe. The Commissioner has done this in a new and refreshing approach, by sending a letter to the member states instead of yet another Communication from the Commission. The policy builds on the 20% industrial GDP target set by the former Commission.Read more
The World Economic Forum's project on the circular economy (Project MainStream) has chosen the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) to contribute to one of the project's three pilots for advancing circular thinking.
"An excellent track record, the right mindset of wanting to continuously raise the bar and world class knowledge in recycling were the reasons for which Project MainStream chose the CEPI pilot as a contibutor", says Johnson Yeh, Head of Circular Economy Initiatives at the World Economic Forum.